Grand Wailea: Our Maui Trip

To celebrate an early 10-year anniversary (and me turning the big 3-4), we decided to fly over the Pacific to one of our favorite spots–Maui. Since hub works with a lot of people who live in Hawaii, he asked them where to stay and all of them agreed on the Grand Wailea.

It was breathtaking. After we checked in, we went straight to the pool which has amazing reviews. Pretty kid-friendly with tons of water slides, a rope swing, water falls, lazy river… You get the picture. We skipped all of that and went straight to the adult-only pool (aww..quiet), ordered one too many mai tais, and ended up at the swim up bar with some great people from Louisiana and Arizona.

The next few days we ate YUMMY fried rice for breakfast at Fred’s, went swimming at the Secret beach just south of our hotel (there were really only a few of us there), and ate sushi at Sansei in Kihei (go late for half off sushi and karaoke). The few locals we met were extremely nice and pointed us in the right direction when it came to happy hours and “special” beaches where bathing suits are optional, if we were up for an adventure.

One more post to come of the last part of our trip. Aloha!

4th of July

So much fun this week! Awhile back, I posted this–a little insight of us finding our way here in our new city. And America’s birthday was just the time to find comfort.

Our street threw an amazing block party: water slides, 7-layer-dip, friends (Jenny & Ronnie), family (Mal & Jay), basketball games of HORSE, t-ball, a band, and tons of kids running around. Finally, I feel like we found our little niche.

Here are a few (or maybe a few too many) pictures of our great day.